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How to Make Money Freelancing



How To Make Money FreelancingIf you want to know how to make money freelancing, you're certainly not alone. Many people want to learn how to make money from home these days. However many just don’t know how or even where to begin. Maybe you began your internet money making career selling items on eBay, but now you want to make some real cash. After all, 90% of the time there’s more money to be made selling a service than there is selling a product.

The internet is also teaming with people in need of services as well as sites where contractors can offer their highly honed skill sets for a fee. If you are a writer of prose or code, try Freelancer.co.uk, Elance.com, and even Odesk.com. There are listings for all manner of writing services, but also graphic design, virtual assistant tasks, and so much more. In fact whatever your skill set, your guaranteed to find individuals, small and even large businesses willing to hire you. There are also more specialised sites, such as a RentACoder.com, which is a great spot to hook up with someone in need of software coding. Are you a graphic designer with great vision and experience? Try LogoWorks.com or Designoutpost.com.

You'll need to create a profile based on your experience and skill set, which is how potential clients will evaluate you and make a decision regarding whom to hire. Think of it like your CV, so talk about your current skills, experience level, and interests. Witty is fine, but keep it professional.

How To Make Money From Home A nice photo is a good finishing touch, but think book jacket cover photo, not Facebook selfie. You just want to give people a mental image of the professional on the other side of the screen. After all, you’re not trying to get a date!

Whichever site you you choose, there will be plenty of projects to bid on and apply to. You can peruse these, weeding out those which require skills you don’t possess, timelines you cannot meet, topics with which you’re unfamiliar or uncomfortable, or pay scales well below what you’re willing to consider. In the space to describe yourself, think carefully about what you can bring to the table, and how you would approach their project. Use this space wisely. Don’t be too verbose, but do be forthcoming. The client needs information upon which to make their decision. If you respond to their ad with only “Hi, I would like this job,” you’re going to get passed over. You need to sell yourself to the client.

If you’re serious about this, then you need to spend some time thinking about what you want from this endeavor: is this a part-time or on-the-side venture? Are you trying to pick-up extra spending money, or trying to meet a financial goal to pay off something? Or are you trying to transition to a full-time gig that will allow you to work from home and replace your current 9-to-5? Whatever your goals are, be clear with yourself about what you want. Write out an informal business plan for yourself with your goals in mind. Then reverse-engineer a plan for how to get yourself there.

Make Money Freelancing

Set and meet your goals. You will want to begin small. You are a brand new contractor with no site-specific work history and no feedback. So your first jobs may be small and not pay very well. But they will get you feedback from clients on the site, which is invaluable. So approach them professionally: deliver on time and to the expectations of the client. Don’t expect to throw up a profile and overnight replace your full-time income. However, if you stick with it and always deliver, slowly but surely, you will build a regular clientele. Earning money on the internet is just that: earning it. You must work hard and take it seriously to do well.

Making money freelancing on the internet is no different than earning money in real time: You have to do so by the sweat of your brow. There is no free ride, but you can definitely trade on your skills and professionalism to create a livelihood for yourself through internet freelance and get yourself a job making money from home, with hours that suite you, no rush hour traffic, and no conventional boss to drive you insane!

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